Sat, Dec 09|
the robin books
*canceled, for now* Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop
*postponed due to illness* Kits available at the Robin during open hours beginning this Friday, November 10th. The kits are optional and include covers, instructions & more. Click for info!
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2023, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
the robin books, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA
About The Event
12-3PM at The Robin Books
If you missed October's class, not to worry! The next session will run Saturday, December 9th from Noon- 3pm, with kits available at the Robin during open hours beginning this Friday, November 10th. The kits are optional and include covers, instructions on how to embellish your covers with decorative paper, and instructions on how to print extant material for binding.
Let Emily Schwinghamer of Coven Bound Books illuminate the path to binding your very own book! Students will learn an accessible, low-equipment, and glue-free method called the Coptic stitch, which has been serving humanity for nearly a millennium. Though you will wield a needle and thread, no sewing experience is necessary. Both technique and teacher are beginner friendly. You may create a blank book, or print your own writing using the instructions provided in the kit. The look of the covers is totally up to you. Registration grants you a spot in the class, a set of precut blank covers, thorough instructions on how to cover your covers in decorative paper (if you choose, they will serve just as well naked), and an explanation of how to print PDF documents in a format suitable for this binding approach. All materials needed the day of class will be provided, just bring your covers, your pages, and yourself.
Emily Schwinghamer began bookbinding around five years ago as a way to reclaim materials, assert agency over purchases and consumption, and interface more deeply with the profound power of books. She uses almost entirely salvaged materials in the books she sells under Coven Bound, and feels immense satisfaction at giving once-doomed covers the chance to hold something new. Emily is an aggressive proponent of journaling in all its forms. She is an experienced cunning-work educator whose greatest goal is to empower others to create for themselves the world they want to live in, one item at a time.
contact Emily at email@example.com with questions!